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Monday, October 12, 2015

Brooklyn HS Program - Museum of Slavery program

Thursday, October 15, 6 pm

$10/$5 for BHS Members

John Cummings spent 15 years and $8 million of his own fortune to open the first museum of slavery on the site of a former Louisiana plantation. The Whotney Plantation has been chronicled by The New York Times Magazine and The Atlantic, and now John Cummings and Dr. Ibrahima Seck, Director of Research at the Whitney Plantation, sit down with Jelani Cobb, who regularly writes about race and history forThe New Yorker and The New York Times, to share his story and discuss the vital importance of a slavery museum for our country's historical consciousness.